Eid-e-Zahra Mubarak to all my dear readers, your families, and your loved ones. I sincerely apologise for being a day late, but I do have a valid excuse! (but that’s for the next post!), for now, enjoy this month of multiple blessings and extend my greetings to those around you. As those close to me know, eid-e-Zahra is my favourite eid, (if its possible to have such a thing), not least because it marks the day on which I formally joined the school of Ahlulbayt (A.S), but also because I believe eid-e-Zahra is a celebration of justice, just as ashura is a protest against the greatest injustice ever known. This eid is the conduit on which journeys connect, a day of rejoicing, on which every one receives their due for all that they did (be it good, or bad!). It marks the start of 3 months of celebrations for the purified household (A.S) and for all of those who love them. Many say that eid-e-Zahra should not be celebrated, as its not especially “politically correct”, and I think that’s sad! If our Imams (A.S) honoured these days with happiness, it is for us to only follow their sanctified examples. If there are misconceptions about eid-e-Zahra, (or any other eid for that matter), it falls to us to address those with love, compassion and above all, factual education! I pray this eid was a peaceful, joyous one for you and your dear ones, and that this month showers its rahma upon you, those you love, and all that you do, Insha Allah!
9th Rabi-al-Awwal 1432 A.H. - Eid-e-Zahra(s.a.). Also known as Eid-e-Shuja.
This is the day of Eid for Momineen and Mominaat and marks the end of the mourning period after the events of Karbala. According to Ulema, this is the day
when the key murderers of Imam Hussain(a.s.), Umar ibn-e-Saad(L.A.) and Ubaidullah ibn-e-Ziyad were killed and sent to the Hell. When their heads were
presented to Imam Zain-ul-Abideen(a.s.) by the forces of Hazrat Mukhtar-e-Saqafi(a.r.), Imam(a.s.) prostrated and thanked Allah(swt) that HE had granted
him long enough life that he could see the heads of the killers of Imam Hussain(a.s.).
This was the first time since the events of Karbala that the people saw smile on the face of Imam Zain-al-Abideen(a.s.). Therefore, the faithfuls of Prophet
Mohammad(sawaw) and his Ahl-e-Bait(a.s.) should celebrate this day as an Eid day. Allah(swt) has reserved great reward for anyone who declares and celebrates
this day as Eid day.
I wish to extend my felicitations to Prophet Mohammad(sawaw), Imam
Zamana(a.s.), the Ahl-e-Bait(a.s.) and to all Momineen and Mominaat on
this day of Eid and celebration.